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Dalaman Hotels and Apartments
Hotels and apartments in Dalaman:
People have been drawn to Dalaman’s turquoise coast and magnificent coves for a long time with little changing in this agricultural town, except for the lively tourist resorts and unprecedented fun.
If you are looking for cheap flights and hotels in Dalaman, check out our budget-friendly deals for your Dalaman holiday. The place offers a unique blend of sun, solitude and celebration and is quite popular among family holidaymakers without disappointing the thrill seekers and honeymooners.
Popularly known as “The Turquoise Coast” – Dalaman’s shoreline is noted for its fine beach and stunning mountainscape. The hues of the horizon with the backdrop of Baba, Akdag and Bey Mountains, lining the coast, lends it the picturesque view. Despite much development, most of the region is relatively untouched and has many attractive coves that still remain inaccessible by vehicle, making yacht and boating trips popular.
Lately, due to the impact of ever-increasing visitors, constructing heights have been restricted in Dalaman – a measure to protect its archeological sites and wildlife habitat. This Turkish landscape has a hot Mediterranean climate and remains sunny throughout the year. Summers are long with dry weather whilst winters are short with moderate temperature.
Where to Stay! Your Dalaman Hotel:
Dalaman thrives near its airport, and the coast closest to it is the most built-up with many resorts around the harbour town of Fethiya. The Highway-400 stretch, linking Marmaris and Antalya offers excellent options of accommodation inb Dalaman, while connecting several other sites on its way.
For a quiet stay among the sandy beaches and languid river, Dalyan is an attractive choice. The place is the nesting ground for sea turtle and the ruins of Kaunos.
If you are travelling with your family, we recommend you to consider Kamarca House Hotel in Dalyan along the Highway 400— this woodland hideaway is close enough to the beach with a spectacular mountain view.
Thermemaris Spa & Thermal Hotel is a luxury spa hotel in Dalaman located a few minutes’ walk from the beach. This hotel is best if you are on a look for luxury and a laid-back holiday— the accommodation is good for couples. For a cheaper stays in Dalaman we recommend, the Mountain Lodge, a charming family-run accommodation in Dalaman with simple traditional rooms, lovely home cooked food and a relaxing atmosphere.
Top Things to see in Dalaman:
Dalaman is nature at its best, the appeal begins with its beach and stretches to the endangered habitat of the sea turtle.
Begin your stay with the visit to two of the Turkey’s most exotic beaches, çal Beach and ölüdeniz, a short drive away from Dalaman.
Along the Highway-400 drive, you will come across Fethiye— has one of the most beautiful Turkish Mediterranean coast. As fascinating as its harbour, the town has a rich past with many dramatic events that shaped it.
If history fascinates you, Kekova is a place to visit, famous for the sunken city of Kekova.
After knowing the past, discover the present Dalaman with Turkey’s soft-adventure playground offering everything from diving to hang-gliding, riding, rafting, canyoning and sailing. The thrill seekers shouldn’t miss going to Saklikent Gorge and KayaKoy, the ghost village.
Nightlife in Dalaman:
The idea of a perfect nightlife is different in Dalaman; the place will present you quieter nights. Dalaman does have few bars, though, where you can rub elbows with friendly locals. The locals are great family entertainers and most hotels in Dalaman hosts traditional Turkish night shows, where you can enjoy and even partake in belly dance and Turkish music.
If you are still looking for some fun, you are better off visiting Bar street at Marmaris or get a cab and head straight to Gocek, Dalyan or Sarigerme — they promise to provide wilder nights where you can bop till dawn.
What to eat on your Dalaman Holiday:
When hungry, eat the Dalamanian way! Offering exotic taste and inspiring dishes. The street food is a big hit – the kind of perfect place to grab a quick meal and explore the region. If you’re in Fethye, try Ciftlik market, the local vendors serve different lunchtime menu.
If you’re looking for a leisure dining experience, take a seat at any of the family-owned restaurants, where recipes have been passed down through generations. Akkaya Garden restaurant in Akkaya Vadisi is a good choice, to begin with, their specialty Coban Kavurma – diced lamb cooked with baby onion, tomato and pepper, served with rice and Kus Yuvasi – chopped beef, mushroom and onion served with a potato dish, and topped with cheese is a must-try.
Take it as a dessert or just a snack, ‘lokmasi’ – this sugary doughnut is sure to remind you of those fairground days as a child. These deep-fried balls are even tastier – doused in sugar syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Shopping in Dalaman:
You can grab some of the best bargains on your Dalaman holiday. The Marmaris market is open on Tuesdays and Icmeler market runs on Wednesdays, these flea markets offer great deals and you can pick some of the authentic Turkish handicrafts and spices. If bargaining isn’t your cup of tea, the shops around Belcegiz Caddesi are stocked with Turkish lanterns and candle holders at a fixed price.
Turkish carpets and textile has always been the trader’s favorite for centuries now and the shops around Dalaman and Paspatur Bazaar in Fethiye will give you exactly what you need.
For more chic shoppers, Gold is a big commodity in Dalaman, you will find more competitive stores in the Grand Bazaar, however be careful while identifying the fake from the real. For a more brand specific shopping, visit the Nestle Marina in Marmaris.
Fast Facts about Dalaman:
- Nearest airport: Dalaman International Airport
- Direct Flight time from Ireland (Dublin) to Dalaman: 13 hours
- Transfer time to Dalaman Town: 8 mins
- Language: Turkish, Italian, German and French